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Big Pines Mountain House

2 stars
4083 Cedar Avenue, 4083 Cedar Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
114 reviews
Clean room, great location

This hotel was tucked away in a quiet area walking distance from the lake and only a few blocks... See full review

  • Herald Jean
  • Oct 13, 2014
Very Nice

Very accommodating front desk staff . If you are planning to reach late; call and inform early See full review

  • NobSeattle
  • Jul 31, 2014
Warm and homey family- and pet-friendly resort in scenic Lake Tahoe
A friendly staff greets guests at this homey resort. From the Big Pines Mountain House, it is a two-minute walk to the shore of scenic Lake Tahoe and a five-minute walk to the casinos, restaurants and shopping of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal) is as popular as the private beach. Pets are welcome (fees apply).


Highlights
  • Walking distance to skiing, boating and golf
  • Access to private beach
  • Seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool
Rooms

The decor in the 70 spacious rooms is standard motel fare, with floral or velvet bedspreads and a small sitting area, but all rooms come equipped with cable television, a coffee maker, free Wi-Fi and free local phone calls. Some rooms have gas mini-kitchens and gas fireplaces. Guests also enjoy high-quality towels, linens and toiletries.


Features

After enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast, guests will want to curl up in front of a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth and gas fireplace in the lobby. With private beach access and a location that is walking distance from shopping and dining in Heavenly Village, the location is second to none.


Transportation
  • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (58 mi/93 km)


Attractions
  • Beach (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Casinos ( 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Skiing/snowboarding ( 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
  • Lake Tahoe Cruises (2 mi/ 3.2 km)
  • Golf (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Emerald Bay Tour (5 miles/8.0 km)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe (17 mi/27.0 km)
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort (20 mi/32.0 km)
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort (21 mi/34.0 km)
  • Squaw Valley USA (25 mi/40.0 km)
Business
  • A meeting room accommodates groups of up to 40 guests for board meetings, welcome receptions, family reunions and receptions
  • Wi-Fi access included


Policies and fees
  • Pet friendly (fees apply, reservations recommended)
  • Non-smoking property
  • Free self-parking
  • 24-hour front-desk attendant
  • Coin-operated laundry facility

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Big Pines Mountain House Rooms

1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
This 1 queen bed nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 2 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm. Some rooms are handicap and wheelchair accessible.
1 King Bed Nonsmoking
This 1 king bed nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 2 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
2 Queen Beds Kitchen
This 2 queen beds kitchen nonsmoking efficiency will hold a maximum of 4 people. This efficiency includes courtyard view, full kitchen, stove, desk, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
1 King Bed NS Kitchen and Fireplace
This 1 King bed nonsmoking efficiency will hold a maximum of 2 people. This efficiency includes courtyard view, kitchen, desk, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
This 2 queen beds nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 4 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm. Some rooms are handicap and wheelchair accessible.
Two Queen Bed with a Kitchen and Fireplace
This 2 queen beds kitchen nonsmoking efficiency will hold a maximum of 4 people. This efficiency includes mountain view, full kitchen, a fireplace, stove, desk, wireless high speed internet access, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm.
Two Queen Bed Fireplace
This 2 queen beds nonsmoking room will hold a maximum of 4 people. This room includes wireless high speed internet access, a fireplace, coffeemaker, microwave, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, 1 closet, air conditioning, free local telephone calls, telephone, alarm clock radio, remote control cable television, and smoke alarm. Some rooms are handicap and wheelchair accessible.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Casino
Night club
Golf
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking

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Hotel Map

38.958 -119.9448
Area served
South Lake Tahoe
Nearby airports
South Lake Tahoe
Area description
One block from Highway 50 and Heavenly Village towards Lake Tahoe.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (114)

Ratings and reviews for Big Pines Mountain House

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
114 out of 114
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Herald Jean
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13, 2014

Clean room, great location

This hotel was tucked away in a quiet area walking distance from the lake and only a few blocks from several casinos, shopping and restaurants. Loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Harrah's!

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pvuk
Business
San Francisco, CA
Oct 1, 2014

Quiet, Clean, Private

Nice place. Room was just fine. When there are vacancies, management doesn't stick everyone together for their convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lovely Husband
Business
San Jose, Ca
Sep 24, 2014

Weekend Getaway

for the price we paid for the hotel room you cant go wrong

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sato Japanese Restaurant is the Best place for SUSHI

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ontario traveler
Business
Escalon, California
Sep 17, 2014

Return trip

Great value for your dollar. This motel is located close to Harvey's, Heavenly, and the Beach. Staff are friendly and the setup is very accommodating for dogs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Bear beach Cafe serves an awesome tri-tip and delicious breakfasts; dogs are allowed on the grassy patio where they are supplied with fresh water-we ordered a plain chicken breast as a special treat for our dog.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mlinarich
Business
Bakersfield, CA
Aug 30, 2014

Pleasant Stay

Had a great time at Big Pines in Tahoe. Nice place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travel Twister
Business
Las Vegas
Aug 29, 2014

Inexpensive Getaway

Older rooms but actually very comfortable beds and clean facilities. These are not high end rooms but that were well located, with a friendly staff and more than worth the great deal we got on the price. We stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Brewery had fantastic pizza and wings - worth the trip.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jerrylsantos
Business
Elk Grove, CA
Aug 21, 2014

Fair

Considering prices of surrounding similar lodging, Big Pines was a decent stay. My first impression was with the staff who was extremely polite and very informative. The second impression was with the location, easy access to the main tourist attractions. Third impression was the room itself, clean overall, didn't feel immediately comfortable, but it had everything we needed: clean bed, kitchen, wifi, and TV. Will highly consider during my next visit to the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NobSeattle
Business
Seattle
Jul 31, 2014

Very Nice

Very accommodating front desk staff . If you are planning to reach late; call and inform early

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hiker Joe
Business
Carson City, NV
Jul 24, 2014

Cute, Cozy & Close

The room was very small, but neat & clean. Still using the old fashioned tvs (couldn't use my Google Chrome Cast to watch videos from my phone). The bathroom was especially nice. The pool area was small, but well maintained. The lobby was really cute and well decorated. The bathrooms in the lobby were especially cute. This motel is just 4 blocks from Harveys Hotel/Casino & the beach!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Your room key gets you into the private beach (Lakeside Beach) which is just four blocks. It's best to walk it, so you don't have to pay a parking fee.

Review of Big Pines Mountain House

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ratnip
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 20, 2014

Good value

This hotel is very conveniently located to Lake Tahoe as we as to the casinos. Shops and the Heavenly lift is also close. While the hotel is nothing special, it is clean and quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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